Period
to 23 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for KVM skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited KVM over the 6 months to 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Kernel-Based Virtual Machine (KVM)
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 948 1004 878
Rank change year-on-year +56 -126 +74
Permanent jobs citing KVM 141 189 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.098% 0.11% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 0.59% 0.78% 1.40%
Number of salaries quoted 98 140 256
UK median annual salary £45,000 £55,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £30,000 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £84,750 £71,250 £85,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11% +12.50%

KVM is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23,740 24,217 21,002
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.48% 14.09% 12.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19,359 19,642 17,589
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% -

KVM
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing KVM as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing KVM.

Salary trend for KVM in the UK

KVM
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing KVM over the 6 months to 23 May 2019.

Salary histogram for KVM in the UK

KVM
Top 12 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing KVM within the UK over the 6 months to 23 May 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +71 137 £45,000 -18.18% 10
UK excluding London +57 80 £45,000 -10.00% 5
London +47 55 £50,000 -13.04% 6
South East +48 33 £45,000 -25.93% 1
South West +22 21 £42,500 +10.39%
East of England +78 12 £51,250 -
Midlands +34 6 £57,500 +27.78% 1
West Midlands +22 6 £57,500 +27.78% 1
North West +25 4 £33,500 -44.17% 2
North of England +9 4 £33,500 -44.17% 2
Wales +17 2 £41,750 +7.74%
Scotland +3 2 £27,250 -35.88% 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 2019, IT jobs citing KVM also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for KVM.

1 131 (92.91%) Linux
2 80 (56.74%) Python
3 71 (50.35%) Red Hat
4 67 (47.52%) Windows
5 64 (45.39%) Docker
6 62 (43.97%) Hyper-V
7 61 (43.26%) Ubuntu
8 59 (41.84%) VMware
9 56 (39.72%) Ansible
10 54 (38.30%) Bash Shell
11 52 (36.88%) Open Source
11 52 (36.88%) DevOps
11 52 (36.88%) VMware Infrastructure
12 49 (34.75%) CentOS
13 48 (34.04%) Puppet
14 44 (31.21%) Opscode Chef
15 38 (26.95%) Security Cleared
16 37 (26.24%) MySQL
16 37 (26.24%) Kubernetes
17 35 (24.82%) Apache
18 34 (24.11%) DNS
19 33 (23.40%) Ruby
20 32 (22.70%) PowerShell
20 32 (22.70%) TCP/IP
20 32 (22.70%) Perl
21 31 (21.99%) Windows Server
22 30 (21.28%) Jenkins
22 30 (21.28%) nginx
23 29 (20.57%) PostgreSQL
24 27 (19.15%) LAMP

KVM
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (24.82%) Apache
2 30 (21.28%) nginx
3 14 (9.93%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.80%) OpenStack
5 7 (4.96%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.55%) JBoss
6 5 (3.55%) Jetty
7 3 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.71%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.71%) Confluence
8 1 (0.71%) Drupal
8 1 (0.71%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 24 (17.02%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (14.18%) Office 365
3 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (10.64%) OpenShift
5 9 (6.38%) OneDrive
6 7 (4.96%) SaaS
7 5 (3.55%) Azure Stack
8 4 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (2.13%) PaaS
10 2 (1.42%) GitHub
10 2 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.42%) IaaS
11 1 (0.71%) DigitalOcean
11 1 (0.71%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.11%) DNS
2 32 (22.70%) TCP/IP
3 16 (11.35%) Firewall
4 13 (9.22%) VLAN
5 11 (7.80%) Asterisk PBX
5 11 (7.80%) SAN
6 10 (7.09%) NAS
7 9 (6.38%) BIG-IP
7 9 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
7 9 (6.38%) DHCP
7 9 (6.38%) FabricPath
7 9 (6.38%) VPN
8 7 (4.96%) Network Security
8 7 (4.96%) Software-Defined Networking
9 6 (4.26%) LAN
9 6 (4.26%) OpenVPN
9 6 (4.26%) WAN
10 5 (3.55%) SSH
10 5 (3.55%) Wireless
11 4 (2.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (26.24%) MySQL
2 29 (20.57%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (12.06%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.84%) CouchDB
5 3 (2.13%) Redis
6 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.42%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.71%) Big Data
7 1 (0.71%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 30 (21.28%) Jenkins
2 25 (17.73%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.22%) JIRA
4 10 (7.09%) Vagrant
4 10 (7.09%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (6.38%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (6.38%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (5.67%) GitLab
7 6 (4.26%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.84%) Chocolatey
8 4 (2.84%) Maven
9 3 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (2.13%) Bugzilla
9 3 (2.13%) Buildbot
9 3 (2.13%) Trac
10 1 (0.71%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.71%) Selenium
10 1 (0.71%) Subversion
10 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (14.89%) Finance
2 9 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.67%) Games
4 5 (3.55%) French Language
4 5 (3.55%) German Language
5 2 (1.42%) Banking
5 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 2 (1.42%) Marketing
5 2 (1.42%) Swedish Language
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.71%) Automotive
6 1 (0.71%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 49 (34.75%) Administrator
2 41 (29.08%) Linux Administrator
3 40 (28.37%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 38 (26.95%) Systems Administrator
5 20 (14.18%) Linux Engineer
6 16 (11.35%) DevOps Administrator
7 13 (9.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 13 (9.22%) Systems Engineer
8 12 (8.51%) Linux DevOps Administrator
8 12 (8.51%) Linux Systems Engineer
9 11 (7.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
11 9 (6.38%) IT Engineer
11 9 (6.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 9 (6.38%) Technical Leader
12 8 (5.67%) Operations Engineer
12 8 (5.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
12 8 (5.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
13 7 (4.96%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 6 (4.26%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.15%) LAMP
2 25 (17.73%) LAPP Stack
3 23 (16.31%) LEMP Stack
4 11 (7.80%) LDAP
5 8 (5.67%) libvirt
5 8 (5.67%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (3.55%) ActiveMQ
6 5 (3.55%) CSS
6 5 (3.55%) HTML
7 4 (2.84%) CSS3
7 4 (2.84%) HTML5
7 4 (2.84%) Spring
7 4 (2.84%) Spring Boot
7 4 (2.84%) Spring MVC
8 3 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.42%) .NET
9 2 (1.42%) Node.js
9 2 (1.42%) OpenVZ
9 2 (1.42%) Regular Expression
9 2 (1.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.15%) Hybrid Cloud
2 15 (10.64%) Clustering
3 11 (7.80%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.09%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.84%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.42%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.42%) Cyberattack
7 2 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.71%) Fintech
8 1 (0.71%) HACMP
8 1 (0.71%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.71%) NHS
8 1 (0.71%) Online Games
8 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 131 (92.91%) Linux
2 67 (47.52%) Windows
3 61 (43.26%) Ubuntu
4 49 (34.75%) CentOS
5 31 (21.99%) Windows Server
6 25 (17.73%) Debian
7 18 (12.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (8.51%) Windows 10
8 12 (8.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (7.80%) SUSE
10 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (4.26%) Unix
12 5 (3.55%) FreeBSD
13 4 (2.84%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (2.84%) Windows Phone
13 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (2.84%) Windows XP
14 3 (2.13%) FreeNAS
14 3 (2.13%) Mac OS X
14 3 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (36.88%) DevOps
1 52 (36.88%) Open Source
2 20 (14.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (12.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 16 (11.35%) Configuration Management
4 16 (11.35%) Infrastructure as Code
5 15 (10.64%) Service Management
6 13 (9.22%) Presales
7 12 (8.51%) Mentoring
8 10 (7.09%) Computer Science
8 10 (7.09%) Deployment Automation
8 10 (7.09%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (5.67%) High Availability
11 7 (4.96%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (4.96%) Tech Ops
12 6 (4.26%) Change Control
12 6 (4.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (3.55%) Deep Learning
13 5 (3.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 80 (56.74%) Python
2 54 (38.30%) Bash Shell
3 33 (23.40%) Ruby
4 32 (22.70%) Perl
4 32 (22.70%) PowerShell
5 12 (8.51%) Shell Script
6 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.67%) Java
7 8 (5.67%) SQL
8 7 (4.96%) PHP
9 5 (3.55%) C++
10 4 (2.84%) Java 8
11 3 (2.13%) C
12 2 (1.42%) Tcl
13 1 (0.71%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 38 (26.95%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.80%) Degree
4 8 (5.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (4.26%) RHCE
5 6 (4.26%) RHCSA
6 5 (3.55%) MCSE
6 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.13%) DBS Check
8 3 (2.13%) MCSA
9 2 (1.42%) CCNA
9 2 (1.42%) CCNP
9 2 (1.42%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.71%) CISSP
10 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.71%) MCTS
10 1 (0.71%) RHCT
10 1 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.96%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.71%) GDPR
4 1 (0.71%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.71%) QA
4 1 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (45.39%) Docker
2 62 (43.97%) Hyper-V
3 52 (36.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (17.73%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (16.31%) Active Directory
6 20 (14.18%) vSphere
6 20 (14.18%) Xen
7 15 (10.64%) VMware NSX
8 14 (9.93%) Ceph
9 10 (7.09%) NFS
10 9 (6.38%) iptables
11 8 (5.67%) Btrfs
11 8 (5.67%) DRBD
12 6 (4.26%) Gluster
12 6 (4.26%) Samba
13 5 (3.55%) pfSense
14 4 (2.84%) QEMU
15 2 (1.42%) RHEV
15 2 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (1.42%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 56 (39.72%) Ansible
2 48 (34.04%) Puppet
3 44 (31.21%) Opscode Chef
4 37 (26.24%) Kubernetes
5 26 (18.44%) Terraform
6 17 (12.06%) Prometheus
7 16 (11.35%) Nagios
8 14 (9.93%) SCOM
9 10 (7.09%) Oracle ZFS
9 10 (7.09%) SCCM
9 10 (7.09%) vRealize
9 10 (7.09%) ZABBIX
10 9 (6.38%) Docker Swarm
10 9 (6.38%) SCOrch
11 5 (3.55%) Consul
11 5 (3.55%) HAProxy
11 5 (3.55%) Juju
11 5 (3.55%) Mesos
11 5 (3.55%) Packer
12 4 (2.84%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 71 (50.35%) Red Hat
2 59 (41.84%) VMware
3 27 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 25 (17.73%) Cisco
5 9 (6.38%) F5
6 6 (4.26%) Juniper
7 5 (3.55%) HP
8 4 (2.84%) Dell
8 4 (2.84%) McAfee
8 4 (2.84%) Sophos
8 4 (2.84%) Sun
8 4 (2.84%) Symantec
8 4 (2.84%) Veeam
9 3 (2.13%) Google
9 3 (2.13%) PagerDuty
9 3 (2.13%) Vyatta
10 2 (1.42%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.42%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.42%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.42%) Tableau